Individual Rights and Protections

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA): This Legislative and Administrative Notes provides a brief synopsis of issues for providers surrounding the standards for privacy of individually identifiable health information under HIPAA. (Aug 15, 2002) | PDF

Testimony on the Use of Restraints: The Council on Developmental Disabilities invited individuals and organizations to provide their views on the use of restraints. This written testimony gives a brief overview of issues that must be taken into account when examining the use of restraints for people with developmental disabilities. (Nov 18, 2004) | PDF

Woodbridge Developmental Center: ABCD’s report of the US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division’s findings concerning the residents of the Woodbridge Development Center. (Dec 13, 2004) | PDF